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Diversity Key in Antibody Repertoire

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Having antibodies diverse enough to neutralize a range of viruses is advantageous for preventing reinfection. But the molecular features that underlie this diversity (and how it is generated) are poorly understood. James Crowe, Jr., M.D., and colleagues previously isolated an antibody to 1918 influenza (called 2D1) that could also neutralize the 2009 H1N1 strain. In […]